Alicia Keys is set to take the stage at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, and 30 seconds of her upcoming single “Girl On Fire” serve as the bed music for its promotional spot. The clip begins with a Alicia playing a melody at the piano. Soon the track plugs in and in voiceover, Alicia says: “My hands are on the keys. Tonight you will feel the power of my voice. Watch me reveal what’s within. I’ll show you everything. This is the moment.” Then, the singer launches into what is presumably the song’s chorus, “This girl is on fire / She’s walking on fire”, the final note branching into harmony. In just that brief snippet, we heard shades of Bruno Mars‘ Grammy-nominated “Grenade”.
“Girl On Fire” is scheduled to premiere Sept. 4. It’s also the titular track to her fifth album, due November 27. Will you be tuning in to MTV to watch her give the song its TV debut?